Re: Subway rocks!
posted at 5/14/2013 1:50 PM EDT
I still like Subway and McDonald's! Everything in moderation, and there are choices you can make regarding the menu.
Cardio Notes: No Winner in Fast Food Battle
By Chris Kaiser, Cardiology Editor, MedPage Today
Published: May 13, 2013
Subway as Unhealthy as McDonald's
Despite their commercials to the contrary, the Subway fast food chain menu may not be much healthier than the McDonald's menu, according to a study in Journal of Adolescent Health.
Meals that teens and young adults (ages 12 to 21) typically bought at McDonald's contained an average of 1,038 calories, while at Subway, the calorie count in the average purchase was 955, reported Lenard Lesser, MD, of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and colleagues.
There was no significant difference between the two and participants ate too many calories at both restaurants, researchers said, referring to an Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation of no more than 850 calories in school lunches.
The average calories per sandwich purchased were 784 at Subway versus 572 at McDonald's. The sodium content at both restaurants was three times higher than the IOM recommended daily dose: 2,149 mg at Subway versus 1,829 mg at McDonald's.